21 Mar – 27 Apr 2019
Contemporary by Angela Li is pleased to present the second Hong Kong solo exhibition of Beijing-based artist Wu Didi. The exhibition features her latest oil paintings and mixed media works. Wu Didi describes the spirituality and immortality of nature’s simplest elements and reminds us of the relationship between their and our existence.
In Wu’s works, plants and branches are suspended in the middle of the canvas. Their roots have been cut off. They are not growing in a specific and fitting environment. Contrary to animals and humans that can move about freely and learn to conceal and deceive, plants do not move, they grow and expand slowly. Wu’s works of animals show us a momentary fixation of space and force, and in her plants, we see the extension of time and force. The spaces Wu creates instantaneously project a spectacular visual appearance, engaging the viewers to explore beyond the visual dimensions.
About the Artist
Wu Didi (b.1976 in Chongqing, China) completed her postgraduate degree in oil painting at the Central Academy of Fine Art in 2004 and has been teaching as a lecturer at the Central Academy of Dramatic Art. Her subject matters evolve from elements of traditional Chinese humanities. The artist had held solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, Beijing and New York, and her previous important exhibitions include “CHINA NOW” (London, 2016), “Beyond the Mirror Phase” (Era of Art Museum, Beijing, 2016), “Wu Didi” (New York, 2015) and “Temperature of History” (Shanghai Museum of Art, China, 2015). The artist currently lives and works in Beijing..